FILE THIS ONE under: 'Well, You Asked.' Michael Stuban, a midlevel manager at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, retired on Thanksgiving after a 35-year career that started in a tollbooth. But not before leaving a memorable exit questionnaire.
THE SUSPICIONS have been swirling around Emily Youcis for the better part of 2016, after the animated cartoonist known to Phillies fans as "Pistachio Girl" rebranded herself as a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and darling of the so-called alt-right.
THE SUSPICIONS have been swirling around Emily Youcis for the better part of 2016, after the animated cartoonist known to Phillies fans as Pistachio Gir' rebranded herself as a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and darling of the so-called alt-right.
FORMER GOV. Ed Rendell, a longtime booster of Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions, tells Clout that her campaign has built a "tremendous field operation" to turn out votes Tuesday in Pennsylvania. But Clinton's campaign apparently isn't budging on its refusal to put up so-called "street money" for the Democratic City Committee, cash that filters down to the division level to help fund the push for voter turnout.
POLITICIANS NEED to get their names in front of your eyeballs. Any way they can. TV, internet, print. Hats, T-shirts, buttons. Billboards. Diner menus. Baby diapers. Drink coasters and beer koozies. Mouse pads and toilet paper. Signs on lawns, signs on buildings, signs attached to 18-wheelers parked strategically on highway overpasses.
M AYBE YOU'VE heard talking head Sean Hannity validating Donald Trump's baseless claims of a "rigged" electoral process by referring to the fact that Mitt Romney received no votes - zero! - in dozens of Philadelphia divisions in the 2012 election.
RICK MARIANO - you know, former city councilman, did about five years in the clink for bribery, tried his hand at stand-up comedy, learned Krav Maga, says whatever he damn well pleases these days - made a surprise visit to City Council's chambers on Thursday for its first session back from summer vacation.
COUNCILMANIC prerogative? Wendy Beetlestone is not a huge fan. Beetlestone - the federal judge who presided over the civil trial of archenemies Ori Feibush (the evil developer!) vs. Kenyatta Johnson (the evil councilman!) - has denied the city's request to overturn the jury's May verdict.
WHEN Matt Albasi snagged credentials to the Democratic National Convention, he immediately saw something suspicious on the back of his Secret Service-issued pass. Albasi, publisher of Spirit News, a local paper based in Fishtown, noticed a slightly raised square indicating something inside the hard plastic.
FRANK KEEL, gravelly voiced PR mercenary and master of the all-caps subject line, has spent more than a dozen years dishing out bombastic and blustering political perspectives, usually on behalf of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.